Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19, 2014


Lawmakers to hear new plan to cut indigent fund

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers are gearing up to debate a plan to eliminate the state- and county-backed fund that pays indigent residents' medical costs. Republican Rep. Tom Loertscher of Iona is slated to introduce his...

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Pushing toward March adjournment...

Both the House and Senate debated and passed batches of bills this morning, as they keep up a pace designed to ensure this year’s legislative session ends by March 21. In fact, the way they’ve been pushing this week – with the Senate starting its...

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Idaho insurance exchange enrollments soaring past goal 

Idaho’s state-based health insurance exchange has now enrolled 38,000 people in health insurance, state Department of Health & Welfare Director Dick Armstrong told lawmakers today. And another 56,000 are “in the queue,” in the process of enrolling. “Our original target was 42,000,” he said, for...

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Bill to drop funding for indigent care stalls 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Senate Health and Welfare Committee rejected a plan to dump the program that pays medical bills for uninsured Idaho residents. Republican Sen. Steve Thayn asked the committee to shift money from the...

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